A fastener consisting of two rows of metal or plastic teeth on strips of tape, used for opening and closing an opening, as on a garment or bag.
Zipper, a device for fastening clothing or bags, named after its inventor, whitcomb l. judson, who called it a "clasp locker" when he patented it in 1891.
- He struggled to zip up his jacket.
- She opened the zipper on her purse.
- The zipper on my jeans broke.
- He fixed the zipper on the tent.
- She closed the zipper on her bag.